december, 2021

09dec7:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedThe City Imagines: Sports, Community, and the Inclusive CityModerated by Perry King, with Jaskaran Singh Sandhu, Shane Stirling & Lauren Wolman7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Register Now

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Speakers for this event

  • Jaskaran Singh Sandhu

    Jaskaran Singh Sandhu



  • Perry King

    Perry King


    Perry King is an author, freelance journalist, communications strategist, and proud South Parkdale-raised Torontonian. With a literary focus on sports, education and urbanism, Perry has bylines in Spacing Magazine, the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, BBC and a litany of independent newspapers and magazines.


Event Details

Join us in conversation with author and journalist Perry King, in discussion with Jaskaran Singh Sandhu, Shane Stirling, and Lauren Wolman who contributed to his new work Rebound: Sports, Community, and the Inclusive City.

From basketball hoops to cricket bats, the role community sports play in our cities and how crucial they are to diversity and inclusion.

“The virus exposed how we live and work. It also revealed how we play, and what we lose when we have to stop. ” For every kid who makes it to the NBA, thousands more seek out the pleasure and camaraderie of pick-up basketball in their local community centre or neighbourhood park. It’s a story that plays out in sport after sport – team and individual, youth and adult, men’s and women’s. While the dazzle of pro athletes may command our attention, grassroots sports build the bridges that link city-dwellers together in ways that go well beyond the physical benefits. The pandemic and heightened awareness of racial exclusion reminded us of the importance of these pastimes and the public spaces where we play. In this closely reported exploration of the role of community sports in diverse cities, Toronto journalist Perry King makes an impassioned case for re-imagining neighbourhoods whose residents can be active, healthy, and connected.


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